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David Ernest Heeley Edit Profile

director , television producer

David Ernest Heeley, British television producer, director. Member Academy television Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild American.

Background

Heeley, David Ernest was born on December 26, 1940 in South Elmsall, Yorkshire, England. Son of Ernest and Ethel (Hodgson) Heeley.

Education

Bachelor, Oxford, 1961.

Career

Engineer operations and maintenance department, British Broadcasting Corporation-television, London, 1961-1962; engineer planning and installation department, British Broadcasting Corporation-television, London, 1963; staff director, British Broadcasting Corporation-television, London, 1964-1969; staff associate director, Station W National Educational Television-television, New York City, 1969-1970; staff director, Station W National Educational Television-television, New York City, 1970-1973; manager broadcasting, Station W National Educational Television-television, New York City, 1973-1975; producer, director, Station W National Educational Television-television, New York City, 1975-1991; executive producer, Station W National Educational Television, New York City, 1981-1991; producer 20/20 show, ABC-television, New York City, 1985; with, Top Hat Prodns., New York City, since 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer Fred Astaire--Change Partners and Dance (Emmy award, 1980), The Universal Story, 1995. Director The Spencer Tracy Legacy--A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (Emmy award, 1986). Executive producer Nature (Emmy award 1988, 89).

      Producer, director Broadway Dreamers-The Legacy ofthe Group Theatre (Emmy award 1990). Co-producer (television movie) The Perfect Tribute, 1991.

Membership

Member Academy television Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild American.

Connections

father:
Ernest Heeley

mother:
Ethel (Hodgson) Heeley